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King Salmon Identification

(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Adult chinook , commonly called king salmon, have irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and on both lobes of the caudal or tail fin. These salmon also have a black pigment along the gum line giving them the name black or blackmouth in some areas of the northwest United States.

Author: Young, Chuck/USFWS

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